Just Dance - Lady Gaga Marry the Night, Madonna Super Bowl Halftime, Christmas Story, Travis Wall

Uploaded by DanceOn on 08.12.2011


SHEENA DIMATTEO: Lady Gaga dances it out in "Marry the
Night," Team RaRas Kick Breast Cancer, and Lisbug talks A
Christmas Story, the Musical.
This is Just Dance for December 8, 2011.
Hey guys, what's up?
It's me, Sheena.
I'm just here in New York City, enjoying all the
festivities that the holidays here have to offer--
in between working and checking out what's happening
in the dance world, of course.
Let's see what's going on.
Just days after Lady Gaga received multiple Grammy
nominations for her album Born This Way, she released her
14-minute long, self-directed video for "Marry the Night."
To me, this video is a complete masterpiece.
It is Lady Gaga's best work.
Not only can Lady Gaga sing, dance, and act, she can
definitely direct.
She's a quadruple threat.
The entire video is choreographed by Richie
Jackson, and I absolutely loved all the different styles
of dance that he employed into this video.
Loved Lady Gaga doing barre at the beginning, that fierce
ballerina giving you an awesome leg
extension up into second.
And, my personal favorite, the two dance breaks
in the dance studio.
You know those dancers were having the time of their life
breaking it down with Lady Gaga.
In the dance studio we're seeing some hip hop moves,
some jazz styles, and even some '80s style moves that are
taking me back to the days of Flashdance.
So I guess it's no secret that I love the video, but let's
check in now with Joseph Birdsong to see what he
thought about "Marry the Night."
JOSEPH BIRDSONG: First of all, I don't know why everyone's
saying the new Lady Gaga video is so weird.
I mean, it looks just like a typical Saturday night to me;
rubbing Cheerios all over my body, smashing some glass, and
dying my hair blue.
And then, of course, there is my favorite line out of the
whole thing-- you may say I lost everything, but I still
had my Bedazzler.
And, of course, the dance numbers are pretty darn
amazing, too.
It was actually so catchy that I'm not sure I could be held
responsible if I decide to go blow up some cars and kick
some ballerinas out of the dance studio and perform some
hardcore '80s dance moves.
When all is said and done, I think, like it or not, Lady
Gaga has given us another video that everyone is sure to
be talking about.
And lately you just cannot beat her dance moves.
SHEENA DIMATTEO: Here at Just Dance, I've been following
Madonna in her search for a new dancer to join her in her
2012 tour through the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project.
And we found out last month that it's Lil Buck.
Well, it's just been announced that next year's tour will be
making stops to North America, Southeast Asia, New Zealand,
Australia, Israel, and Europe.
Also, the NFL just confirmed that Madge will be headlining
this year's Super Bowl Halftime Show, with a little
help from Cirque Du Soliel, creative director Jamie King,
and multimedia artists from Moment Factory.
Let me know below what songs you really hope Madonna will
perform, and we'll see you at the halftime show.
Martin Scorsese's latest movie, Hugo in 3D, has been
winning fans ever since it came out around Thanksgiving.
And the National Board of Review just named it the best
film of the year.
I know from watching the trailers that it looks
absolutely beautiful.
I can't wait to see how it turns out on the big screen in
3D, and, not to mention, I've heard it tugs on your heart
strings a bit.
The movie is choreographed by Diana Scrivener, and stars
Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, and Chloe Moretz.
In my family, the movie A Christmas Story is definitely
a holiday staple.
I think we have it on VHS and DVD, not to mention we watch
it all day long Christmas Day for the 24-hour marathon.
You can imagine how excited I am that A Christmas Story, the
Musical is touring the country right now, with completely
original songs and some really fun
choreography by Warren Carlisle.
I'm going to turn it over to Lisbug for her thoughts on
Ralphie's big adventure.
LISA SCHWARTZ: Hey you guys, it's me, Lisa Schwartz, Lisbug
here on YouTube.
And I wanted to let you know that, this month, the classic
and iconic Christmas movie A Christmas Story is coming to
your town on the big stage.
Movies turned into musicals, usually not so great.
However, after watching the trailer, I fell in love with
little Ralphie.
He's adorable, and he has a great voice--
reason enough to go see it.
And also, that one kid sings a whole song with his tongue
stuck on the pole, kind of funny.
The dancing looks mediocre.
There's a huge long cheesy kick line at the end.
I guess if you have kids, reason enough to see it, or if
you drink enough eggnog.
SHEENA DIMATTEO: Speaking of Broadway musicals, an all new
production of the Tony nominated Broadway show White
Christmas has been mounted at Papermill
Playhouse in New Jersey.
So if you're a fan of this Irving Berlin classic, get on
over to the Playhouse and check out some Tony nominated
choreography by Randy Skinner and performances by a truly
phenomenal cast.
Oxygen just announced that there is a new docuseries in
the works featuring Emmy nominated
choreographer Travis Wall.
It's called All The Right Moves and will follow Travis
and his three roommates slash friends, Teddy Forance of
Cirque Du Soliel, Nick Lazzarini, the first ever
champion of So You Think You Can Dance, and Kyle Robinson,
as they prepare to mount a dance troupe.
Now, I always get pretty excited when a new dance
reality TV show comes out, if not for some cool choreography
then for the drama of it.
Let me know below what you're excited about for All the
Right Moves.
Last year, Just Dance told you about a Philadelphia affiliate
of Susan G. Komen for the Cure organizing a dance video.
The video features 136 former and current Philadelphia
chapter NFL cheerleaders.
Well, the United Healthcare of Pennsylvania donated $100,000
once that video reached 1 million views, and now they're
really upping the ante.
If Team RaRas Kicks Breast Cancer reaches 5 million views
by December 13, 2011--
and I might add, they're around 4 million right now--
they will donate an additional $50,000.
So get on over there and check out that video.
You'll be doing your part to help kill breast cancer and
raise awareness.
Alright guys, that's all I have for you.
Thank you so much for hanging out with me.
I think I'm going to go check out some of the trees and
holiday decor here in New York City.
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